Category Archives: bad ideas

I Lie to My Daughter About Santa and I Mostly Blame the Tooth Fairy

Our family’s relationship with Santa can best be described as “tense.”  Rob disagrees wholeheartedly with the idea of Santa.  He feels it is dishonest and sets your kids up for heartbreak when they figure out the truth.  I see his … Continue reading

Posted in bad ideas, Christmas, famous last words, half-assin it, let's try this again, Phaedra, professional slacker, Santa (or lack thereof) | 14 Comments

Mostly Bass, Some Treble

Guys, I’m not fat.  I realize that.  But I am fatter.  I am a recovering skinny girl who still shops and dresses like a skinny girl.  It’s not until I find myself in a changing room stuck in a pair … Continue reading

Posted in Awkward, bad ideas, birth story, don't be jealous, famous last words, professional slacker, so much poop, super gross out, temporary insanity, what dude? | 21 Comments

Tips and Tricks for Wussies to Avoid Imaginary Monsters Potentially Living in Your House (and Definitely in Your Basement)

Here’s a strange fact about me: I love horror fiction.  Three entire shelves in my bookcase are filled with Stephen King novels.  I read a really good zombie anthology a few years ago that I might add to my Amazon wish … Continue reading

Posted in bad ideas, lists, not doing that ever again, that doll is creepy, Uncategorized | 14 Comments

Taking Three Children to the Grocery Store on Your Day Off: The Stages of Grief

9:00 am: Denial Oh goddamnit, the grocery store.  I forgot about the grocery store.  Hey, you know what?  Fuuuuuuuuuck that.  I’m not going today.  I’m tired and it’s my day off.  I’m seriously not going anywhere today.  Just gonna stay home … Continue reading

Posted in ambivalence, bad ideas, famous last words, more than two kids, one of these girls better get rich and famous, professional slacker | 21 Comments

The After-After Party

Rob and I have always been late-night people.  The year before we were married, we would both come home from our late-night jobs around 1:00 am and stay up watching TV and hanging out until around 3:00 am.  Then we … Continue reading

Posted in bad ideas, best husband ever, fun ways to experience what it must be like to be a zombie without actually being dead, kindergarten, preschool, sleep (or lack thereof), temporary insanity | 2 Comments